February 7, 2023

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‘Layton’s Mystery Journey+’ and ‘MasterChef: Let’s Cook’ Announced for Apple Arcade, Releasing Soon

Apple Arcade is set to get quite a few interesting games in the coming weeks...

Apple Arcade is set to get quite a few interesting games in the coming weeks and Apple has just revealed two more for the service in the form of Layton’s Mystery Journey+ () by Level-5 and MasterChef: Let’s Cook () by Tilting Point who brought Star Trek Legends to Apple Arcade. The former is joining the service as a part of App Store Greats while the latter is a brand new game for Apple Arcade. MasterChef: Let’s Cook is a fast-paced competitive cooking game. You play against others across the globe in various mini-games here to try and win over the MasterChef jury. MasterChef: Let’s Cook has you going through different episodes as your custom avatar taking on different dishes and mini-games. Each episode has its own theme and there are also upgrades and gear to unlock.

Layton’s Mystery Journey+ is the Apple Arcade version of the 10th anniversary Layton game that debuted on mobile and Nintendo 3DS a few years ago. The original release was a paid game with some in app purchases to unlock more costumes and puzzles. The Apple Arcade release will not include any in app purchases as expected. If you’ve not played a Layton game before, we quite liked Layton’s Mystery Journey+. We featured it as our Game of the Week when it released. Read Shaun’s review of it here as well. This is a great get for Apple Arcade alongside the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories+ for me despite having already owned and played the standalone versions across platforms.

If you’d like to play these on Apple Arcade, you can sign up to get notified when Layton’s Mystery Journey+ is out by clicking “get” here (or here if you live outside North America). It is currently listed for September 3rd but this isn’t the final date. You can sign up to get notified when MasterChef: Let’s Cook is out by clicking “get” here. It is currently listed for November 19th but this date isn’t final again. Check out our forum threads for Layton’s Mysterious Journey here and MasterChef: Let’s Cook here. Head over to our dedicated Apple Arcade forum for discussion on the service and every game included here. Have you been checking out the new Apple Arcade updates over the last few months including App Store Greats and new games?